Monday, December 27, 2004

Mehdi Karrubi Watch: Former IRIB director accepts to run for president

Mehdi Karrubi Watch: Former IRIB director accepts to run for president: "Former IRIB director accepts to run for president
Former IRIB director accepts to run for president: "Former IRIB director accepts to run for president
TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (MNA) – Maryam Behrouzi, the head of the political section of the Followers of Imam and Leadership Front (FILF), said on Friday that former director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Ali Larijani, has accepted to run in the ninth round of presidential elections.
Behrouzi said that the front has negotiated with Larijani over his candidacy and has concluded that Larijani could serve as the front’s likely favorite candidate.

Behrouzi added that within the next two weeks the front will hold negotiations with other potential candidates as well so that it can field one candidate for the top job.

Currently, Larijani acts as Leader’s representative to the Supreme National Security Council.

With regards to the possible candidacy of former Majlis speaker Mahdi Karrubi in the election she said that FILF welcomes the participation of Karrubi in the presidential contest.""